Here's a pic of the Adobe Towers. If you see the walkway between the West (left side) and East towers you can pick out where I''ll be. The top walkway is floor 15 and I'll be on West 15 all week (tip your waitress folsk).
Hanging out in San Jose is always fun for a bit, but it makes me miss home. I've been asked often if I would move and the answer was always a shrug of the shoulders. I debated it for a long time because my career opportunities would be easier down there. My entire Business Unit is based there and some times managers just can't conceive of a direct report in Seattle. I owe my boss a big thank you for not only taking the chance but showing that it can be done.
Now that Jeffrita or Shepito is on the way we are staying in Seattle. Family is here, we're firmly rooted here and frankly it's cheaper than SJ to raise a kid. So if you ask me that question today the answer is a firm No.
Being a No though means travel to HQ every month. It's not too bad. I try to go for 2 days at a time so it doesn't interrupt time in Seattle. But I want to spend as much with my reports as I can because they deserve that from a manager. I hope I'm doing them right. I'm lucky that they are productive group and a senior group. That makes it easier for sure.
So I'm off to Cali. Hope you all have a good week.